Monday, July 9

summer so far....great.

i am going to tell you that our weekend was nice a perfect mix of work and play. there has been so much laughter. I have been working hard in the garden, it is not big at all but i want continues crops
so i add between rows almost everyday. we have done some good stuff, like berry picking, walks, joke telling. we have shared some good meals, eaten our weight in fruit. we have given our big dogs baths, there has been show marathons, not really my thing but the kids keep reminding me it's summer, more play and relaxation that chores and work aunty.  actually today i have spent it mostly in the garden and them indoors,  it is hard to realize what is fun for me  is not exactly fun for them. i think i romanticize gardening and long walks that i can't imagine them not liking it so.  we did put up a tent, getting ready for a weekend by the lake in the mountains i can not wait and that is something everyone is excited about, i have been tempted to sneak in it right now with a good book.

did i tell you mondays are the hardest to share, they have become my favorite days of all days, perhaps one day i will put into words. we are waiting for noisette our duck to hatch ducklings, it was not our plan but she hid them pretty good and she has been so dedicated, do you know they hardly eat and drink so that they can keep their eggs warm, incredible mothers.

i can feel that my post will become scattered and that my thoughts and pics might be all over the place,
please forgive me it seems like i can't do summer well and keep focus too, but i love it here my little place for story telling. i have also started to use instagram, i am very nervous telling you since i love how i am able to share vignettes here on la porte rouge it quiet and intimate, but if you would like to see daily tidbits from the hill then you can find me on instagram under laporterouge ( wow i am actually shaking).

dear friends, thank you for being here, honestly you guys are incredible wise and kind.

27 comments:

Sweet Life Farm said...

These beautiful pictures speak sweetly of your dreamy summertime. Excited for you to get away for some tent time along the lake and excited for dear Noisette too. Such wonderful news!

This weekend we took a motorbike ride through the redwoods and to the coast for lunch. I thought of you. Happy summer, dear Nadia, thank you for sharing your happiness.

Anonymous said...

In Los Angeles traffic in 108the degree temperature reading this... sigh ... corine

sheila said...

The cat and the chicken pic….that is priceless Nadia:) Looks like summer is off to a winning start! Say hi to the kids for me!

Jen said...

Stunning pictures--all the beautiful reds.

Elizabeth@ Pine Cones and Acorns said...

Nadia,

BEautiful photos, as always. I hope that you enjoy your summer holiday with your neice and nephew!

I have been a reader for a very long time, and I LOVe your blog. I hope you do not mind, but I wanted to share your blog with my readers, so today I wrote a post about your incredibly special blog and your magical images.

I have several links back to your blog and have noted that all of the images are from your blog. I am sorry I did not ask ahead of time. Please accept my apology. If you would like me to remove the images I will, but I did not think you would mind as you have given permission to Pin them.

Thank you for sharing your wonderful Vermont, and your home and life. I feel like a treasured friend each time I visit.

Sincerely, Elizabeth

helen tilston said...

You have a beautiful blog. I read about you at Pine Cones and Acorns. I love all I see.

I would like to follow your blog, but am unable to find the follow button
(e-mail receipt of blogs unfortunately does not work, as my inbox is used for business)
I will look forward to your visit to my blog and comments

Helen

withoutwordswouldyouknow? said...

you sound to be bursting with joy today. it is so lovely to read.

Thilda said...

Looks sooo good and sounds good too! :)Like a good dream.

YONKS said...

You sound so excited! I have not yet got into te Instagram craze, will have to check it out. Have a great week in your beautiful haven
Di
X

Lucia said...

In love with the cat and the chicken. They're adorable.

The enchanted home said...

Hi found you through Elizabeth from Pine Cones and Acorns and I can see why she was hemming and hawing.....what a wonderful blog you have, and a peaceful existance too! I am glad to now be following you and look forward to hearing more about your life in the country.....

Juliana said...

You pictures are pure summer- those berries!

David @ Frenchie and the Yankee said...

Oh what fun!
The last picture of the cat and the chicken not only made me smile but also chuckled as I glanced at my 2 cats currently laying like sausages in the hot sun and started to wonder how they would react in this situation.
Thanks for sharing your world with us!

Loi Thai, Tone on Tone said...

Dear Nadia,
Your blog was recommended by Elizabeth at Pinecones and Acorns. I see why: beautiful photos....very moody and full of drama. And, lovely words. Delighted to enter la porte rouge.
Cheers from DC,
Loi

Domenico said...

I agree with the young'ins, more play. My mum use to make up games to get me in the garden. Of course I am the thick variety, and pretty much fall for anything. Now she appeals to my wallet.

Jamie said...

So excited you are also on Instagram, more beautiful photos to see!!!!
Jamie

Bonnie said...

So many beautiful images. I found you via Pinecones and Acorns. I would love to begin to follow. I am also interest in checking out the book group. Bonnie

Anna said...

I just wanted to let you know how enchanted I have become from seeing your photos and reading your beautifully written posts.

Valentina said...

мне нравится! ага!)

federica said...

Lovely the little cat & the chicken! :) F.

country girl said...

I am looking forward to looking at your instagrams!

And to seeing Noisette's ducklings...

xoxo

KT Mac said...

Nadja -
I'm a city girl, through and through, but all your dreamy pictures of life on the hill always have me daydreaming about running away and finding a little farm of my own. I wish you peace and relaxation this summer!

MikeVFMK said...

love the colours and tone. And happy summer has been kind so far. love stopping in here.

Cannelle Et Vanille said...

these speak of nothing but summer.

sweet harvest moon said...

Beautiful summer pictures!

Catherine Goron said...

Love just picked strawberries! ... and your beautiful evocative photographs (sigh)...

S. Etole said...

I have always been taken by the touches of red in your photos. They add life in so many ways.

Blessings for a summer of peace.